You Are Welcome Here.
Who we are
Open and Affirming
We welcome persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
Accessible to All
We are committed to be physically and attitudinally welcoming of people with disabilities.
Committed to Social Justice
We are called to acts of witness, compassion, and empowerment to ensure justice for all.
We are highlighting a story Jesus told, or a story told about Jesus’ ministry, focusing on a word or feeling we believe is one way to understand the story. Jesus is a storyteller in the Gospels. Donald Davis, an American storyteller and author, once said, “Storytelling is not what I do for a living – it is how I do all that I do while I am living.” This is true of Jesus as well. It is what he did while he was living. And in his living and his healing, he used stories to help his followers imagine themselves in them. Imagine how these stories might take flight in our lives. Enter each story through a character or an emotion to better understand how Jesus is speaking to us today.
Thursday, February 29 | 7:00 p.m. | Chapel
Join us for mid-week worship to hear some of our First Cong friends reflect on how they relate to our Lenten theme. On Thursday, February 29, we will hear from Bill Tishler, with special music by Jennifer Tishler and Sue Jones. These services are an intimate time of prayer, reflection, music, and silence. Gather with us and imagine yourself in the story!
Thursday, March 7: Reflection by Ruth Benedict (pre-recorded; YouTube)
Thursday, March 14: Refection by Joanne Lenburg (in-person; Chapel)
Seeds of Hope Grants
Application deadline: March 1, 2024
Seeds of Hope Social Justice Grants, administered by First Congregational Church of Madison Foundation, are available to community-based organizations, neighborhood groups, cooperatives, non-profits, and faith groups in Dane County working to implement and support innovative programs and initiatives that advance social justice in ways consistent with the United Church of Christ’s missions.